Barriers and facilitators to the effective de-escalation of conflict behaviours in forensic high-secure settings: a qualitative study
Violent and aggressive incidents are common within mental health settings and are often managed using high-risk physical interventions such as restraint and seclusion. De-escalation is a first-line technique t... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - August 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Helena Goodman, Cat Papastavrou Brooks, Owen Price and Elizabeth Alexandra Barley Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessing the impacts of the Agenda Gap intervention for youth mental health promotion through policy engagement: a study protocol
Mental health challenges are a leading health concern for youth globally, requiring a comprehensive approach incorporating promotion, prevention and treatment within a healthy public policy framework. However,... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - July 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Emily Jenkins, Rebecca Haines-Saah, Liza McGuinness, Saima Hirani, Noah Boakye-Yiadom, Tanya Halsall, Robert Rivers and Jonathan Morris Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Development of mental healthcare in Cambodia: barriers and opportunities
Despite the increasing recognition globally of the importance of mental health for sustainable development, significant barriers remain to developing mental health services in low- and middle-income countries.... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sarah J. Parry, Nil Ean, Shirley P. Sinclair and Ewan Wilkinson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) among UNRWA* health staff in Jordan concerning mental health programme pre-implementation: a cross-sectional study
Mental health is a major public health priority, especially among refugees. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) started to integrate mental health and psychosocial support... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yassir Turki, Suha Saleh, Shatha Albaik, Yasmeen Barham, Dorien van de Vrie, Yousef Shahin, Majed Hababeh, Merve Armagan and Akihiro Seita Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of depression and associated factors among HIV/AIDS patients attending antiretroviral therapy clinic at Dessie referral hospital, South Wollo, Ethiopia
Depression is one of the common mental health disorders and predicted to be the second cause of the global health burden by the year 2020. Depression in HIV patients may lead to poor engagement to their HIV ca... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Seada Seid, Oumer Abdu, Mebratu Mitiku and Koku Sisay Tamirat Tags: Research Source Type: research

Self-stigma and medication adherence among patients with mental illness treated at Jimma University Medical Center, Southwest Ethiopia
Self-stigma associated with mental illness has remained a global public health issue affecting social interactions, health care, productivity and acceptance among others. It is one of important factors contrib... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eba Abdisa, Ginenus Fekadu, Shimelis Girma, Tesfaye Shibiru, Temesgen Tilahun, Habib Mohamed, Aaga Wakgari, Amsalu Takele, Milkias Abebe and Reta Tsegaye Tags: Research Source Type: research

Roadmap to strengthen global mental health systems to tackle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID pandemic has been devastating for not only its direct impact on lives, physical health, socio-economic status of individuals, but also for its impact on mental health. Some individuals are affected p... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pallab K. Maulik, Graham Thornicroft and Shekhar Saxena Tags: Debate Source Type: research

Prevalence and associated factors of depression among Jimma University students. A cross-sectional study
Depression is a common health problem among university students. It is debilitating and has a detrimental impact on students psychosocial, emotional, interpersonal functioning and academic performance, However... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - July 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gutema Ahmed, Alemayehu Negash, Habtamu Kerebih, Daniel Alemu and Yonas Tesfaye Tags: Research Source Type: research

Developing a Theory of Change model of service user and caregiver involvement in mental health system strengthening in primary health care in rural Ethiopia
The involvement of service users and caregivers is recommended as a strategy to strengthen health systems and scale up quality mental healthcare equitably, particularly in low-and-middle-income countries. Serv... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - July 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sisay Abayneh, Heidi Lempp, Atalay Alem, Brandon A. Kohrt, Abebaw Fekadu and Charlotte Hanlon Tags: Research Source Type: research

“We can’t carry the weight of the whole world”: illness experiences among Peruvian older adults with symptoms of depression and anxiety
Despite the high levels of depression and anxiety symptoms in old age, the use of mental health services in this population is low. Help-seeking behaviors are shaped by how an individual perceives and experien... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - July 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Oscar Flores-Flores, Alejandro Zevallos-Morales, Ivonne Carri ón, Dalia Pawer, Lorena Rey, W. Checkley, J. R. Hurst, T. Siddharthan, Jose F. Parodi, Joseph J. Gallo and Suzanne L. Pollard Tags: Research Source Type: research

Stakeholder perspectives of Community Mental Health Forums: a qualitative study in Sierra Leone
Mental health is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In the wake of both a civil war and an Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ranks as one of the lowest ranked countries on the Human Development Index (UNDP.... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - July 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ben Adams, Fr édérique Vallières, Joshua Abioseh Duncan, Agnes Higgins and Julian Eaton Tags: Research Source Type: research

An explanatory model of factors enabling sustainability of let ’s talk in an adult mental health service: a participatory case study
While effective interventions have been developed to support families where a parent has a mental illness in Adult Mental Health Services, embedding and sustaining them is challenging resulting in families not... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - July 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Becca Allchin, Brendan O ’Hanlon, Bente M. Weimand, Fran Boyer, Georgia Cripps, Lisa Gill, Brooke Paisley, Sian Pietsch, Brad Wynne and Melinda Goodyear Tags: Research Source Type: research

WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG): the first pre-service training study
Despite the increasing burden of mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders, a significant treatment gap for these disorders continues to exist across the world, and especially in low- and middle-... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - June 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ashmita Chaulagain, Laura Pacione, Jibril Abdulmalik, Peter Hughes, Kopchak Oksana, Stanislav Chumak, Jos é Mendoza, Kristine Avetisyan, Gayane Ghazaryan, Khachatur Gasparyan, Eka Chkonia, Chiara Servili, Neerja Chowdhury, Iryna Pinchuk, Myron Belfar, An Tags: Research Source Type: research

Analysis of attempted suicide episodes presenting to the emergency department: comparison of young, middle aged and older people
Attempted suicide remains difficult for clinicians to predict with some established risk factors. We investigate the detailed characteristics of attempted suicide especially according to age and methods of sui... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - June 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Soo Hyun Kim, Han Joon Kim, Sang Hoon Oh and Kyungman Cha Tags: Research Source Type: research

Creation of consensus recommendations for collaborative practice in the Malaysian psychiatric system: a modified Delphi study
There is strong evidence that collaborative practice in mental healthcare improves outcomes for patients. The concept of collaborative practice can include collaboration between healthcare workers of different... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - June 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wendy Shoesmith, Sze Hung Chua, Beena Giridharan, Dawn Forman and Sue Fyfe Tags: Guideline Source Type: research

Schizophrenia in the context of mental health services in Palestine: a literature review
Mental health conditions remain a significant cause of disability in the Arab World. Palestinians are predominantly at a higher risk for mental health problems due to their chronic exposure to political violen... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - June 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mohammad Marie, Zareefa Shaabna and Manahel Saleh Tags: Research Source Type: research

A heuristic model for collaborative practice – Part 1: a meta-synthesis of empirical findings on collaborative strategies in community mental health and substance abuse practice
Collaboration has become a cornerstone for healthcare practice in recent decades resulting in the efforts at international and national levels to integrate the concept into healthcare practice and services. Ho... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - June 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rolf Sundet, Hesook Suzie Kim, Bengt Eirik Karlsson, Marit Borg, Knut Tore S ælør and Ottar Ness Tags: Research Source Type: research

A heuristic model for collaborative practice —part 2: development of the collaborative, dialogue-based clinical practice model for community mental health and substance abuse care
Various models for collaborative practice in mental health care incorporating the perspectives of service-user participation and collaboration in the care have been developed. However, the emphasis in these pr... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - June 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rolf Sundet, Hesook Suzie Kim, Bengt Eirik Karlsson, Marit Borg, Knut Tore S ælør and Ottar Ness Tags: Research Source Type: research

Experiences, opinions and current policies on users ’ choice and change of the allocated primary mental health professional: a survey among directors of community mental health centers in the Emilia-Romagna region, Italy
The subject of how the initial allocation of the primary mental health professional (PMHP) in community mental health services is made and the frequency and management of users ’ requests to choose and/or chang... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - May 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: G. Rioli, S. Ferrari, C. Henderson and G. M. Galeazzi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Combining online and offline peer support groups in community mental health care settings: a qualitative study of service users ’ experiences
Peer support for people with long-term mental health problems is central to recovery-oriented approaches in mental health care. Peer support has traditionally been conducted offline in face-to-face groups, whi... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Monica Strand, Lillian Sofie Eng and Deede Gammon Tags: Research Source Type: research

Implementation outcomes of cognitive behavioural therapy delivered by non-specialists for common mental disorders and substance-use disorders in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
Due to severe shortages of specialist mental health personnel in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), psychological therapies are increasingly being delivered by non-specialist health workers (NSHWs). Pre... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ibone J. Verhey, Grace K. Ryan, Nathaniel Scherer and Jessica F. Magidson Tags: Review Source Type: research

Mental health and psychosocial well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: the invisible elephant in the room
The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has emerged as a truly formidable threat to humankind ’s existence. In the wake of the massively volatile global situation created by COVID-19, it is vital to recognize... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - May 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Akaninyene Otu, Carlo Handy Charles and Sanni Yaya Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Referral patterns to primary mental health services in Western Sydney (Australia): an analysis of routinely collected data (2005 –2018)
Regionally-specific approaches to primary mental health service provision through Primary Health Networks (PHNs) have been a feature of recent national mental health reforms. No previous studies have been cond... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - May 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sithum Munasinghe, Andrew Page, Haider Mannan, Shahana Ferdousi and Brendan Peek Tags: Research Source Type: research

Exploring perceived costs and benefits of first aid for youth with depression: a qualitative study of Japanese undergraduates
Early interventions for depression among youth are greatly needed. Although Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) program has been developed to teach the public how to help young people with mental disorders, ... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - May 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jun Kashihara and Shinji Sakamoto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Causes and risk factors for common mental illnesses: the beliefs of paediatric hospital staff in the United Arab Emirates
Children and adolescents with chronic physical health conditions are vulnerable to poor mental health outcomes. The measurement of mental health literacy of health professionals working with such populations i... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - May 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shameran Slewa-Younan, Thomas P. Nguyen, Nabeel Al-Yateem, Rachel Cathrine Rossiter and Walter Robb Tags: Research Source Type: research

Care seeking behavior of people with common mental disorders in S ão Paulo-Brazil
This study intends to ... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - May 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gustavo de Brito Ven âncio dos Santos, Moisés Goldbaum, Chester Luiz Galvão César and Reinaldo José Gianini Tags: Research Source Type: research

Informal support for people with Alzheimer ’s disease and related dementias in rural Uganda: a qualitative study
The generation of people getting older has become a public health concern worldwide. People aged 65 and above are the most at risk for Alzheimer ’s disease which is associated with physical and behavioral chang... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - May 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pia Ngoma Nankinga, Samuel Maling, Zeina Chemali, Edith K. Wakida, Celestino Obua and Elialilia S. Okello Tags: Research Source Type: research

The nature of youth in the eyes of mental-health care workers: therapists ’ conceptualization of adolescents coming to therapy at others’ initiative
Adolescent clients often come to therapy at the initiative of others and show a higher drop-out rate compared to adult clients. Therapeutic relationships are critical for preventing drop-outs and attaining goo... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - May 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tonje B ørseth Barca, Christian Moltu, Marius Veseth, Gro Fjellheim and Signe Hjelen Stige Tags: Research Source Type: research

Internalized stigma among patients with mood disorders in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional facility-based study
This study attempted to assess the levels of internalized stigma and factors associated with... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - May 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Elias Tesfaye, Benyam Worku, Eshetu Girma and Liyew Agenagnew Tags: Research Source Type: research

Towards community-based and recovery-oriented care for severe mental disorders in Southern and Eastern Europe: aims and design of a multi-country implementation and evaluation study (RECOVER-E)
Substantial strides have been made around the world in reforming mental health systems by shifting away from institutional care towards community-based services. Despite an extensive evidence base on what cons... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - April 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Laura Shields-Zeeman, Ionela Petrea, Filip Smit, Bethany Hipple Walters, Jovo Dedovic, Martina Rojnic Kuzman, Vladimir Nakov, Raluca Nica, Antoni Novotni, Catharina Roth, Aleksandar Tomcuk, Ben F. M. Wijnen and Michel Wensing Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Forensic psychiatry in Finland: an overview of past, present and future
Despite a recent contrary trend, Finland has been for decades one of the most violent countries in Western Europe. Also, Finland has had one of the highest number of psychiatric beds per capita in Europe, alth... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - April 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Allan Sepp änen, Petteri Joelsson, Aulikki Ahlgren-Rimpiläinen and Eila Repo-Tiihonen Tags: Review Source Type: research

Strengthening mental health systems in Zambia
Studies in mental health care for low resource settings indicate that providing services at primary care level would significantly improve provision and utilisation of mental health services. Challenges relate... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - April 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarate Nzala Munakampe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Participatory model building for suicide prevention in Canada
Suicide is a behaviour that results from a complex interplay of factors, including biological, psychological, social, cultural, and environmental factors, among others. A participatory model building workshop ... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Laura H. Thompson, Justin J. Lang, Brieanne Olibris, Am élie Gauthier-Beaupré, Heather Cook, Dakota Gillies and Heather Orpana Tags: Research Source Type: research

Perspectives of mental healthcare providers on pathways to improved employment for persons with mental disorders in two lower middle-income countries
The objective of this study is to e... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ikenna D. Ebuenyi, Barbara J. Regeer, Chinyere Aguocha, Joske F. G. Bunders-Aelen and M ònica Guxens Tags: Research Source Type: research

The experience of long stay in high and medium secure psychiatric hospitals in England: qualitative study of the patient perspective
Some forensic patients in England remain in secure care for long, possibly unnecessarily prolonged, periods, raising significant ethical and resource issues. Research focused on the patients in secure care has... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jessica Holley, Tim Weaver and Birgit V öllm Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevention and early intervention in youth mental health: is it time for a multidisciplinary and trans-diagnostic model for care?
Similar to other health care sectors, mental health has moved towards the secondary prevention, with the effort to detect and treat mental disorders as early as possible. However, converging evidence sheds new... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marco Colizzi, Antonio Lasalvia and Mirella Ruggeri Tags: Review Source Type: research

Oral health interventions for people living with mental disorders: protocol for a realist systematic review
The increasing number of people who experience mental disorders is a global problem. People with mental disorders have high rates of co-morbidity and significantly poorer oral health outcomes than the general ... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amanda Kenny, Virginia Dickson-Swift, Mark Gussy, Susan Kidd, Dianne Cox, Mohd Masood, David Azul, Carina Chan, Bradley Christian, Jacqui Theobold, Brad Hodge, Ron Knevel, Carol McKinstry, Danielle Couch, Nerida Hyett, Prabhakar Veginadu & hellip; Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Implementation of a novel return-to-work approach for persons with affective disorders in a traditional vocational rehabilitation context: a case study
The person-centred Individual Enabling and Support (IES) model is a novel return-to-work (RTW) intervention for people with affective disorders that was developed from evidence-based supported employment for p... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Johanson, Urban Markstr öm, Maria E. Larsson and Ulrika Bejerholm Tags: Research Source Type: research

Implementation process and outcomes of a mental health programme integrated in primary care clinics in rural Mexico: a mixed-methods study
Policies and programmes in Mexico promote the integration of mental health services into primary health care (PHC), however these services remain largely unavailable in the country. Since 2014 a non-government... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Georgina Miguel-Esponda, Nathaniel Bohm-Levine, F átima Gabriela Rodríguez-Cuevas, Alex Cohen and Ritsuko Kakuma Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence and factors associated with higher levels of perceived stigma among people with schizophrenia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling chronic mental disorder and accompanied by different levels of a perceived stigma that affects almost all age groups. This perceived stigma negatively impacts the qualit... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Getachew Tesfaw, Boki Kibru and Getinet Ayano Tags: Research Source Type: research

Framework and approach for measuring performance and progress of mental health systems and services in India: National Mental Health Survey 2015 –2016
Previous attempts of Mental Health Systems Assessment in India were restricted in scope and scale. Information on all aspects of mental health systems (leadership/governance, legislation, financing, service de... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Banavaram Anniappan Arvind, Gopalkrishna Gururaj, Girish N. Rao, Banandur S. Pradeep, Varghese Mathew, Vivek Benegal, Melur Sukumar Gautham, Amudhan Senthil, Arun Kokane, Bir Singh Chavan, P. K. Dalal, Daya Ram, Kangkan Pathak, Singh R. K. Lenin, Lokesh K Tags: Research Source Type: research

An ethnographic study of the implementation of a transitional discharge model: peer supporters ’ perspectives
Over the last three decades, there has been worldwide recognition of peer support contributions to improve mental healthcare provision. However, in the current literature, little attention has been paid to exp... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cheryl Forchuk, Mary-Lou Martin, Deborrah Sherman, Deborah Corring, Rani Srivastava, Tony O ’Regan, Sebastian Gyamfi and Boniface Harerimana Tags: Research Source Type: research

Implementing civic engagement within mental health services in South East Asia: a systematic review and realist synthesis of current evidence
Civic engagement (CE) has the potential to transform mental health services and could be particularly important for low and middle-income countries (LMICs), which are rapidly developing to respond to the burde... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karen James, Helen Brooks, Herni Susanti, Jessica Waddingham, Irman Irmansyah, Budi-Anna Keliat, Bagus Utomo, Diana Rose, Erminia Colucci and Karina Lovell Tags: Review Source Type: research

A qualitative exploration of service users ’ and staff members’ perspectives on the roles of inpatient settings in mental health recovery
This study aims to unravel the daily practice of an inpatient psychiatric ward that engages with p... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Clara De Ruysscher, Stijn Vandevelde, Peter Tomlinson and Stijn Vanheule Tags: Research Source Type: research

Healthcare professionals ’ perspectives on mental health service provision: a pilot focus group study in six European countries
This study formed part of MentALLY, a research project funded by the European Commission, which aimed to ... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sofia Triliva, Spyridoula Ntani, Theodoros Giovazolias, Konstantinos Kafetsios, Malin Axelsson, Claudi Bockting, Ann Buysse, Mattias Desmet, Alexis Dewaele, Dewi Hannon, Inger Haukenes, Gunnel Hensing, Reitske Meganck, Kris Rutten, Viktor Sch ønning, Lau Tags: Research Source Type: research

Exploring mental health needs and services among affected population in a cyclone affected area in costal Bangladesh: a qualitative case study
Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries in the world has been ranked 9th on the Climate Risk Index for 2017: the 10 most affected countries& 7th on the Long-Term Climate Risk Index: the 10 cou... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - March 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: M. Tasdik Hasan, Gourab Adhikary, Sultan Mahmood, Nowshin Papri, Hasan M. Shihab, Rosco Kasujja, Helal Uddin Ahmed, Abul Kalam Azad and Mahbuba Nasreen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Implementing an mhGAP-based training and supervision package to improve healthcare workers ’ competencies and access to mental health care in Malawi
It is now well established that the integration of mental health care into primary care is one of the most effective ways of reducing the substantial treatment gap for mental disorders which exists in most low... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - February 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jen Ahrens, Demoubly Kokota, Chitsanzo Mafuta, Mary Konyani, Dennis Chasweka, Owen Mwale, Robert C. Stewart, Madeline Osborn, Blessings Chikasema, Mondie Mcheka, Douglas Blackwood and Sheila Gilfillan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Partnership for the implementation of mental health policy in Nigeria: a case study of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Programme in Benue State
71% of countries in the World Health Organisation ’s (WHO’s) African Region have a stand-alone mental health policy or plan, but only 14% have fully implemented it. In Nigeria, integration of mental health into... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - February 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: G. K. Ryan, E. Nwefoh, C. Aguocha, P. O. Ode, S. O. Okpoju, P. Ocheche, A. Woyengikuro, J. Abdulmalik and J. Eaton Tags: Case study Source Type: research

What about lay counselors ’ experiences of task-shifting mental health interventions? Example from a family-based intervention in Kenya
A key focus of health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries is increasing reach and access through task-shifting. As such models become more common, it is critical to understand the experie... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - February 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jonathan T. Wall, Bonnie N. Kaiser, Elsa A. Friis-Healy, David Ayuku and Eve S. Puffer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Is supported self-management for depression effective for adults in community-based settings in Vietnam?: a modified stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial
This study tested the effectiveness of a supported self-management (SSM) intervention to reduce symptoms of depression among adults compared with enhanced treatment as usual in community-based and primary care... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jill K. Murphy, Hui Xie, Vu Cong Nguyen, Leena W. Chau, Pham Thi Oanh, Tran Kieu Nhu, John O ’Neil, Charles H. Goldsmith, Nguyen Van Hoi, Yue Ma, Hayami Lou, Wayne Jones and Harry Minas Tags: Research Source Type: research